Idaho State Senate District 6

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Idaho State Senate District 6
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Current incumbentDan Johnson Republican Party
Population37,244
Ethnicity1.1% Black, 3.2% Hispanic
Voting age81.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Idaho's sixth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Dan Johnson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 37,244 civilians reside within Idaho's sixth state senate district.[1] Idaho state senators represent an average of 44,788 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 36,970 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Idaho State Senate serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Idaho legislators assume office after the first day of December following the general election.

Qualifications

Article III, Section 6 of the Idaho Constitution states: No person shall be a senator or representative who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of the United States, and an elector of this state, nor anyone who has not been for one year next preceding his election an elector of the county or district whence he may be chosen.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Idaho legislature are paid $16,438/year. Legislators receive $122/day per diem if living outside of Boise or $49/day if living inside Boise. Additionally, all members are eligible for actual travel reimbursement between their home districts and the Capitol as prescribed by the Citizen’s Committee on Legislative Compensation.[2]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

The Governor is responsible for filling all vacancies in the senate.

The political party committee that last held the vacant seat has 15 days after the vacancy to submit a list of three recommended candidates to the Governor. The Governor makes the selection based on the recommendations.

If any party committee fails to submit a list of recommended candidates after the 15 day deadline, the Governor has 5 days to appoint a person from the political party that last held the seat. The person appointed to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Pete Gertonson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Dan Johnson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Gertonson was defeated by Johnson in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

Idaho State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Johnson Incumbent 63.4% 7,884
     Democratic Pete Gertonson 36.6% 4,543
Total Votes 12,427

2012

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate consisted of a primary election on May 15, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 9, 2012. Incumbent Dan Johnson (R) defeated John Bradbury (D) in the general election and defeated Jeff Nesset in the Republican primary. Bradbury was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[8][9]

Idaho State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Johnson Incumbent 55.4% 10,168
     Democratic John Bradbury 44.6% 8,197
Total Votes 18,365
Idaho State Senate District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Johnson 59.6% 1,968
Jeff Nesset 40.4% 1,334
Total Votes 3,302

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Idaho State Senate District 6 have raised a total of $284,760. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $20,340 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Idaho State Senate District 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $81,948 3 $27,316
2010 $89,811 3 $29,937
2008 $35,082 2 $17,541
2006 $105 1 $105
2004 $42,138 2 $21,069
2002 $26,441 2 $13,221
2000 $9,235 1 $9,235
Total $284,760 14 $20,340
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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